Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we pose a question to a panel of ESPN fantasy basketball experts to gauge their thoughts on a hot topic.
Today’s contributors are ESPN Fantasy’s Joe Kaiser, Jim McCormick and Kyle Soppe.
No, I’m not suggesting you blindly drop Gordon for Miller today, but I am open to reacting to situations like that the closer we get to the fantasy postseason. Remember, there are no trophies for the team that looks the best on paper — not in the NBA and certainly not in our fantasy world.
Jim McCormick: Since we can’t trade for the blocks, 3-pointers or assists our teams might need over the next six weeks, it’s time to grind it out by working the wire. One savvy way to profit in free agency is to adopt a DFS mentality, approaching each night as its own unique market for minutes.
For many released players, there’s been an injury history that can get overlooked because we remember how great he used to be. Last year, that was Jamaal Charles, who was cut by the Chiefs after nine successful years with the team — but the last two were plagued with injuries that allowed him to start only five games. He signed with the Broncos in the offseason and rushed for just 296 yards in 2017.
And no other quarterback can touch Brady in this category. He has eight comebacks and three other fourth-quarter or game-winning drives in the postseason. The next-closest quarterback is Eli Manning with five total, according to ESPN Stats and Info.
The win sends Brady and the Patriots to their eighth Super Bowl. They’ve broken a lot of postseason opponents’ hearts with comebacks along the way.
This is no longer the Patriots’ most recent playoff comeback, but it is by far the most memorable.
Gronkowski’s appreciation for the number 69 dates back to his high school days. When he played basketball at Buffalo’s Williamsville North High School, he intentionally missed free throws to keep his team’s score at 69.